June 15th, 2015
On Friday, June 12, we held our June Board of Directors Meeting at the Dollar Energy Fund Pittsburgh office. We filled our large conference room with almost all of our 15 board members, as well as Dollar Energy Fund staff. After board members mingled and helped themselves to coffee and breakfast, our Board President welcomed everyone to the meeting and encouraged those present to introduce themselves.
Our board is comprised of business and community leaders from across the region. They are a diverse team made up of lawyers, communication professionals, non-profit leaders, utility representatives and other professions; all with a common interest of governing and supporting the interests of Dollar Energy Fund. We welcomed three new board members to their first official meeting and hosted a guest who may consider becoming a member in the future.
The Board of Directors meets six times a year to discuss the happenings at Dollar Energy Fund, approve upcoming actions of the organization and provide guidance for the future.
Here’s how it went: after we introduced ourselves, the board approved the minutes from the previous meeting before the Dollar Energy Fund CEO gave his report. He discussed the upcoming National Energy and Utility Affordability Coalition (NEUAC) conference, which a number of Dollar Energy staff members will attend next week.
We also heard reports from the executive, finance, development, nominating and technology committees. A representative from our utility partners, who serves as a board member, also provided input on utility-related issues and concerns.
We discussed upcoming events, such as the Dollar Energy Fund Golf Classic, which is coming up Friday, June 26, and the Cool Down for Warmth, which is now accepting donations and will take place January 28 and 29, 2016.
After the meeting, board members lingered to talk amongst each other and tour the office, which has seen some changes since the last meeting. We’ve expanded our call center and have built two new offices on our main floor.
We’re always looking to recruit new board members who are active in their communities and who have a vested interest in serving the limited-income community, particularly through Dollar Energy Fund’s many fundraising initiatives. We look for individuals who aren’t afraid to voice their opinions and hold us accountable, who help us to raise funds and friends and who truly believe in utility assistance for those in need. If you would like to learn more about becoming a member, visit our website.
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